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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 26

Introduction

1David resorts to God in confidence of his integrity.

Verse 1

Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
Judge
7:8; 35:24; 43:1; 54:1; 1 Samuel 24:15; *marg:; 1 Corinthians 4:3-6
for
11; 15:2; 25:21; 2 Kings 20:3; Proverbs 20:7; 2 Corinthians 1:12
trusted
4:5; 25:2; 28:7; 31:14; Proverbs 29:25
I shall
21:7; 37:31; 62:2,6; 94:18; 121:3,7,8; 1 Samuel 2:9; 1 Peter 1:5; 2 Peter 1:10
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 26:13 - I have not; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; 1 Kings 9:4 - And if thou; Job 2:3 - holdeth; Job 10:7 - Thou knowest; Job 31:6 - Let me be weighed in an even balance; Job 31:35 - General; Psalm 7:1 - in; Psalm 18:21 - For I; Proverbs 11:3 - The integrity; Proverbs 13:6 - Righteousness; Proverbs 20:28 - his; Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh; Jeremiah 12:3 - knowest; Lamentations 3:59 - judge; 3 John 1:4 - walk

Verse 2

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
7:9; 17:3; 66:10; 139:23,24; Job 13:23; 31:4-6; Jeremiah 20:12; Zechariah 13:9
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 16:5 - sanctify yourselves; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; Job 34:36 - My desire is that Job may be tried; Psalm 11:5 - trieth; Psalm 51:6 - Behold; Proverbs 17:3 - General; Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh; 1 Corinthians 11:28 - let a; 2 Corinthians 13:5 - Examine; Galatians 6:4 - prove

Verse 3

For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
For
52:1; 85:10-13; Matthew 5:44-48; Luke 6:36; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 5:14,15; 8:9; Ephesians 4:32; 5:1,2; Colossians 3:12,13; 1 John 4:7-12,19-21; 3 John 1:11
and
25:5; 101:2; 119:142; 2 Kings 20:3; Isaiah 2:5; 8:20; John 14:6; Ephesians 4:20-25; 1 John 1:7; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3,4
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:16 - to walk; Psalm 48:9 - thought; Psalm 86:11 - I will; Jeremiah 20:12 - that

Verse 4

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
1:1; 119:63,115; Proverbs 9:6; 12:11; 13:20; Jeremiah 15:17; 1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - come; 2 Chronicles 13:7 - vain men; Job 34:8 - General; Psalm 101:3 - set; Proverbs 1:15 - walk; Proverbs 2:12 - deliver; Proverbs 4:14 - General; Proverbs 24:19 - Fret; Isaiah 33:15 - stoppeth; Jeremiah 16:8 - General; Luke 22:55 - Peter; John 18:18 - Peter; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - for; Ephesians 5:11 - no

Verse 5

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
hated
31:6; 101:3-8; 139:21,22
will
1:1; Matthew 9:11,12; 1 Corinthians 5:9-11
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:12 - pitched; Genesis 49:6 - come; Job 8:6 - thou wert; Psalm 119:115 - Depart; Proverbs 1:15 - walk; Proverbs 2:12 - deliver; Proverbs 4:14 - General; Proverbs 24:19 - Fret; Jeremiah 15:17 - sat not; Luke 22:55 - Peter; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - for; Ephesians 5:11 - no; Revelation 2:6 - that

Verse 6

I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
wash
24:4; 73:13; Exodus 30:19,20; Isaiah 1:16-18; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 10:19-22
so will
43:4; Malachi 2:11-13; Matthew 5:23,24; 1 Corinthians 11:28,29; 1 Timothy 2:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - and innocency; Exodus 38:8 - the laver; Exodus 40:7 - General; Exodus 40:31 - washed; Leviticus 15:5 - General; Leviticus 15:10 - General; Deuteronomy 21:6 - wash their hands; Deuteronomy 26:13 - I have not; 2 Chronicles 29:34 - upright; Job 8:6 - thou wert; Job 9:30 - General; Job 17:9 - clean; Psalm 18:20 - cleanness; Psalm 27:4 - dwell; Psalm 27:6 - therefore; Psalm 134:2 - in the sanctuary; Daniel 6:22 - forasmuch; Matthew 27:24 - and washed; Mark 7:4 - except; John 11:55 - to purify; John 13:9 - not; James 4:8 - Cleanse

Verse 7

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
That
9:14; 66:13-15; 95:2; 100:4,5; 116:12-14,18,19; 118:19,27; 134:2; Deuteronomy 26:2-10; 1 Samuel 1:24,27; 2 Chronicles 20:26-29
tell
71:17-19; 72:18; 105:2; 119:27; 136:4,5; 145:5; Luke 19:37-40
Reciprocal: Psalm 26:12 - in the; Psalm 27:6 - therefore; Isaiah 45:21 - Tell ye; Acts 2:11 - wonderful

Verse 8

LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Lord
27:4-6; 42:4; 84:1,2,10; 122:1-4,9; 2 Samuel 15:25; 1 Chronicles 29:3; Isaiah 38:20,22; Luke 2:46,49; 19:45-47; John 2:14-17
where, etc
Heb. of the tabernacle of thine honour.
63:2,3; Exodus 25:21,22; 40:34,35; 2 Chronicles 5:14; 6:1,2
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - Unto; Deuteronomy 18:6 - and come with; 1 Samuel 4:13 - his heart; 1 Samuel 4:18 - when he made; 1 Samuel 4:21 - The glory; Ezra 7:15 - whose habitation; Nehemiah 13:31 - Remember; Psalm 5:6 - the bloody; Isaiah 66:10 - all ye that love; Matthew 23:21 - and by; John 7:10 - then

Verse 9

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
Gather not
or, Take not away.
28:1-3; 1 Samuel 25:29; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 24:51; 25:32,44,46; Revelation 22:14,15
bloody men
Heb. men of blood.
51:14; 55:23; 139:19; 1 Samuel 22:18,19; 2 Samuel 16:7; 21:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - secret; Exodus 18:21 - hating; Joshua 20:4 - take; Judges 19:18 - receiveth; 1 Kings 13:31 - lay my bones; Nehemiah 13:31 - Remember; Psalm 1:5 - sinners; Psalm 22:1 - why hast; Psalm 28:3 - Draw; Psalm 59:2 - save; Psalm 119:115 - Depart; Proverbs 24:1 - neither; Isaiah 33:15 - stoppeth; Amos 5:12 - take; Luke 17:34 - two; Acts 24:26 - hoped; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - for

Verse 10

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
In
10:14; 11:2; 36:4; 52:2; 55:9-11; Proverbs 1:16; 4:16; Micah 2:1-3; Matthew 26:3,4; Acts 23:12
full of
Heb. filled with. bribes.
Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19; 1 Samuel 8:3; Isaiah 33:15; Ezekiel 22:12,13; Amos 5:12; Micah 7:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 18:21 - hating; Acts 24:26 - hoped; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - for

Verse 11

But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
I will
1; 1 Samuel 12:2-5; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Nehemiah 5:15; Job 1:1; Isaiah 38:3; Luke 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:10
redeem
49:7,15; 69:18; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18,19
and
103:3,4,7,8; Nehemiah 13:14,22,31
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - General; 1 Kings 9:4 - And if thou; Psalm 7:8 - to mine; Psalm 25:21 - General; Psalm 44:26 - redeem; Psalm 69:16 - turn; Proverbs 10:9 - that walketh; Proverbs 20:7 - just; Proverbs 28:18 - walketh

Verse 12

My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
My
27:11; 40:2; 1 Samuel 2:9; Proverbs 10:9
in the
7; 22:22-25; 107:32; 111:1; 122:4; Hebrews 2:12 Reciprocal: Psalm 1:1 - standeth; 1 Corinthians 4:4 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-26.html.